When light enters your car, some if it is reflected back out as visible light—this type of light doesn’t impact your car’s interior temperature. … A sunshade helps by reflecting more light than it absorbs. The more light that is reflected back, the less your car’s cabin will heat up.
Are windshield shades worth it?
The short answer is yes. Car sunshades do work in reducing the overall temperature inside your vehicle. The traditional reflective models work by reflecting the sun’s solar rays and harmful UV rays while non-reflective shades absorb them. Some tests have shown a decrease in interior temperature of 30 degrees or more.
What does a windshield shade do?
Windshield sun shades (also known as sun-screen shades, sunscreens, sun car shades, sun shields, heat shields, or UV shields) are protective shields attached to a car’s windshield or side window to keep the sun from reaching the interior and help reduce the temperature inside it.
Should I use a windshield shade in winter?
While the vehicle is stored away or parked, covering it with a protective windshield cover will help prevent glass damage from falling objects and wear from the elements. This is true all year, from falling leaves, to falling snow, to spring hail and summer downpours.
Which side faces out on windshield shade?
We put the silver side out, to reflect the sun and heat, and the black side in, to absorb any sun and heat not reflected.
Can a sunshade crack a windshield?
The sun and heat can both cause your glass to heat up and expand, which can cause the crack or chip to rapidly spread. If this happens, the crack or chip can become too large to repair and your entire windshield will need to be replaced.
How do you protect your windshield from rocks?
ExoShield is 6X more impact resistant than your windshield alone. ExoShield is a thin film that protects your windshield from stone chip damage and prevents costly replacements.